Pedantically, a 32bit version of Windows was installed on the computer. That does not tell what the hardware does support.
I presume that majority of Windows XP installations were 32bit. The 64bit had (initially) driver issues and there were not many 64-bit applications. There were not many 64bit applications either, because "everybody" had 32-bit Windows.
You could tell the hardware of your computer. At least the CPU and GPU models.
Attempt to install a 64bit OS on 32bit hardware stops at the very beginning: hardware cannot execute the 64bit binaries.
It is hard to see what "works" and "at first" mean, but I would guess this:Rymsantana wrote:Installation works at first and then it goes into a black screen and nothing happens.
The installer boots in "text mode" and then shifts into "graphical mode". The first "works" practically everywhere.
The graphical mode involves the GPU much more and installer's guess on the graphic settings can be incorrect.
Hence the black.
There is usually an opportunity to give options for installer during the text mode phase to work around such issues.
I, sadly, tend to play it by ear, and thus have no proper incantations at hand.